Dec. 16, 2012; Glendale, AZ, USA: Detroit Lions tackle Gosder Cherilus against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. The Cardinals defeated the Lions 38-10. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
5. Gosder Cherilus (2008, Rd. 1/Pick 17)
Cherilus was supposed to solve all the problems on the end of the offensive line for the Lions.
Instead, he has just caused so many more problems than the Lions had before. Since he plays on the end, he is consistently lined up against the likes of Jared Allen and Julius Peppers twice a year and he always seems to get beat and beat bad.
The blame hasn’t been placed on him yet, but Lions fans can point to his lack of protection skills as a reason Matthew Stafford has missed so many games. Even if it wasn’t Cherilus’ misses assignment, him being on the line means the guy lined up next to him has to keep in mind he’ll probably have to double team Cherilus’ man.
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